Did you recently move? It can be exciting and exhausting all at the same time. From the moving trucks to the people in and out of your house, it’s impossible to hide the fact that you’re new to the neighborhood. To ensure you don’t experience a break-in, consider these four home upgrades to make your new place safer.
Tip #1: Change All Exterior Door Locks
How many people have a key to your house? There might be a spare key hidden outside that someone still knows about, or a former dog walker or lawn maintenance team member who might have a key in their possession. By changing your locks, you limit the number of people inside your home and it makes you fully in charge of who has access.
Tip #2: Secure Your Windows
Windows are one of the most accessible points of entry into a home. Make sure to shut and lock all windows before leaving for the day. Consider adding privacy curtains and closing your blinds so people can’t peek at your valuables from the street.
Tip #3: Maintain Your Landscape
Overgrown bushes, trees, and shrubs are a burglar’s best friend. Unkept lawns provide thieves with a sense of camouflage while they try to gain access to your home. By simply trimming the bushes and trees on your property, you decrease the likelihood of a home break-in.
Tip #4: Sufficiently Light Up The Landscape
Burglars don’t like to be in the spotlight, they like to sneak around unseen. If you have lights outside, use them to your advantage or considering installing a few. Outdoor lights that are placed on a timer or motion sensor will prevent anyone from wanting to lurk in the darkness because they’ll easily be seen. For the lights inside your home, put them on a timer. When you use automatic lights, it will make it look like someone is always home and this helps burglars stay away.
Looking for more information about transferring an old security system, activating an existing system, or buying a new one to protect your new home? Contact the ADS Security team today!